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GE2019: Nationalisation, renewables and the green economy in Labour’s manifesto

By |2019-12-10T15:18:06+00:00December 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

At a ceremony in Birmingham this morning, the Labour Party launched its “manifesto for hope” including its plan for a “green transformation". The manifesto included a number of policy announcements and updates regarding the energy transition, including generating nearly 90% of the country’s energy from renewables by 2030. The party is now pledging to

Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in Atmosphere Hit Record High

By |2019-12-10T15:18:54+00:00December 11th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have reached a record high, new figures have shown. According to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Gas Bulletin, average concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached 407.8 parts per million in 2018, an increase on the 405.5 parts per million (ppm) recorded in 2017. The increase

Australia’s catastrophic bushfires should be an inflection point

By |2019-12-10T15:19:26+00:00December 10th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Wildfires|

There are not many political messages that can slip through a closed window or a locked door, but that’s just what happened last week in Australia’s biggest city. Climate change didn’t just come knocking; it slithered in under every crack, filling houses and offices across Sydney with the acrid smell of burning forests. The

Lib Dems unveil manifesto, pledging to remove barriers to solar

By |2019-12-10T14:49:09+00:00December 10th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The Liberal Democrats party has released its manifesto for the upcoming general election, promising to ramp up support for renewables. Under a Lib Dem leadership, community and decentralised energy would be expanded, with a requirement for all new homes to be fitted with solar panels, and support for councils to develop local electricity generation.

Who won the general election climate debate?

By |2019-12-03T10:48:28+00:00December 8th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

Corbyn and Berry best informed on issues as leaders battled to top each others’ commitments With Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage refusing to take part, Channel 4’s climate debate was a pretty straightforward affair, with the leaders of the Greens, Labour, Plaid Cymru, Scottish National party and Liberal Democrats competing to outdo each other

It’s the End of the World as They Know It

By |2019-12-03T10:40:12+00:00December 7th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Prepping and Collapse|

On election night 2016, Kim Cobb, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, was on Christmas Island, the world’s largest ring-shaped coral reef atoll, about 1,300 miles south of Hawaii. A climate scientist, she was collecting coral skeletons to produce estimates of past ocean temperatures. She had been

OPINION: Solar and battery storage: A clean solution to a dirty problem

By |2019-12-03T10:34:53+00:00December 6th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

You can hear—and smell—them everywhere you go in the world’s poorest countries. Diesel-burning back-up generators wail through neighborhoods at all hours, cough noxious pollutants into the air, and account for a disproportionate amount of consumers’ spending on electricity. For decades, back-up generators have been the only real alternative to unreliable electric grids. But what

Extinction Rebellion begin hunger strike outside Tory and Labour offices demanding urgent climate change action

By |2019-12-03T10:31:16+00:00December 5th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion, News|

Demonstrators call on government to back ‘three demands bill’ amid international fast Extinction Rebellion protesters have begun a hunger strike outside the Conservative and Labour parties’ headquarters to demand urgent action on climate change. Over 200 demonstrators in the UK had signed up to join the international fast, which will see a week of

Powering the investment case for battery storage

By |2019-12-03T10:19:20+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The U.K. government was the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. But to achieve this ambition is going to take some major changes – not least of which to the U.K.’s power network. According to energy market analyst, Aurora Energy Research for

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